Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
, dana. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello starts right now. >>> twas the day before christmas, and malls around the country expected to be packed. millions of last-minute shoppers scurrying to stores to finish their shopping list. are you one of them? plus this. >> shame on the nra! ban assault weapons now! >> remember her? she disrupted a live statement by the national rifle association. how did she sneak past that big sign -- how did she sneak that big sign past all that security? we'll ask her live. >>> politicians, dignitaries, and even a musician. cnn tallies your votes for the most intriguing person of the year and counts them down for u and a small kid making a big difference. this little girl wins a trip of a lifetime to paris, and her actions after that get support from the whole community. >> dear santa, i'm gabriela, the one with the tumor. this is my motto, and i think you should use it too. you might have a bad day today, but there's always a bright star to look forward to tomorrow. >> hear what she did to help dozens of other children fulfill their wishes. "newsroom" starts
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
a recipe? >> recipe, yeah. [ laughter ] >> greg, how about you? >> world peace. >> dana? >> i really want you to write another book. >> oh, no. >> and get me one of these. >> excellent. >> how about eric? >> eric: i have everything i can possibly ask for. a beautiful family, great friends and colleagues. for that i feel very very blessed. how about you? >> i agree. i want to wish everyone out there a very very merry christmas and thanks for watching the five and my wish is for good ratings next year. >> that's pretty straightforward. kimberly? >> i wish for the safety of our troops and our families to know how much we appreciate their service. have a happy holiday season, everyone, from the five. >> steve: speaking of the five. did you know that bob beckel has the most expensive electric bill on his block? that's because every year he makes sure to have the brightest house on the block. take a look. ♪ ♪ >> i got all the big pieces it's little things that you need, you know? drives you crazy. but hey, it's for the kids, right? that's what it is all about. >> will somebody please think
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
it. congratulations. >> i'm alina cho. i'll be back. >>> you know, dana bash is the -- she's good on capitol hill. good morning and merry christmas. >>> stories we're watching in the newsroom on this christmas day. pope benedict xvi tells people not to up hope even in the world's most troubled reasons. his appeal for peace. >>> and it's not the grinch stealing christmas cheer. it's the weather. blizzard warnings may turn your white christmas into a travel nightmare. and tornados threaten the south. your forecast is coming up. >>> and we're seven days away from going off the fiscal cliff and with washington in a political gridlock we're getting closer and closer. the question, how will it affect you and your paycheck? >>> the images, the words, the names, highlights and low lights of 2012. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. i'm carol costello wishing you and yours a merry christmas and we begin with pope benedict xvi using his an i'll christmas message to speak about the hope for peace even in the most difficult times and situations. >> translator: in this world there'